Top ten Christmas Trees in the World
The most prominent and widely known symbol of Christmas is probably the Christmas tree. Its roots can be traced to the Renaissance period. Not only has it grown popular over the years, the tree has become a quintessential part of all celebrations associated with the birth of Christ.
- Washington D.C. (30 feet) – Located in the White House's President Park, this magnificent conifer is lit and admired by the most powerful man in the world and his family - The President of the United States. The tree is adorned with 450 strings of LED lights and 120 star ornaments that are engineered by GE and makes for a spectacular sight.
- Zurich, Switzerland (50 feet) – The pride and joy of Christmas celebrations in Zurich, this massive spruce tree is adorned with more than 7,000 Swarovski crystal ornaments. It is usually set up inside the iconic Zürich Hauptbahnoff Railway Station amidst the large indoor Christmas market that is held here.
- London (65.6 feet) – Every year since 1947, Norway has been gifting England a magnificent Christmas tree as a token of thanks for its support during World War II. Set up at London’s Trafalgar Square, the arrival of this tree usually marks the beginning of the holiday season for many a Londoner.
- Sydney (69 feet) – Since the year 1937, Sydney residents welcome Christmas with an enormous tree which rises up to a massive 69 feet, decorated with 59,000 lights. In stark contrast to the elegant crystal decorations of Zurich, Sydney-siders choose to decorate their tree with bright colorful fluorescent lights. The tree also serves as a nucleus to a world of concerts, shows, and other celebrations on Christmas.
- Paris (70 feet) – The world's most romantic city offers the to-die-for combination of shopping and ogling at the perfect Christmas tree. Located inside the Belle Epoque building, this massive wonder hangs suspended from the ceiling in the manner of a chandelier adorned with Swarovski crystals. A must-see for every Christmas lover.
- Prague (72 feet) – Christmas in Prague's Old Town square is nothing short of a dream. With its busy Christmas market and an ice skating rink, it looks right out of a Hallmark card. And nestled in its midst, is the gargantuan 72-feet high tree all lit up, with over a 100 gingerbread-men-shaped ornaments.
- New York (80 feet) – Made famous and iconic by Hollywood, the tree at the Rockefeller Center, New York, has become one of the best known landmarks of the city. It is 80-feet high and is adorned with Swarovski crystals all over.
- Phoenix (110 feet) – This mammoth tree holds the record of being the tallest fresh cut tree in the US, beating even its Rockefeller counterpart by a whopping 30 feet. And not only is it tall, but this tree does its bit for the environment as 12 new trees are planted when this one is felled.
- Dortmund (145 feet) – Now Dortmund in Germany does not have just the one Christmas tree. Instead, it has one tree which is made up of 1,700 individual spruce trees piled one atop the other. The marvellous construction, in all its glory, lit up with hundreds of lights and candles is quite the spectacle!
- Rio de Janeiro (278 feet) – The Christmas tree here is unusual in that it isn’t grounded. In fact, this wonder floats on the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon. Illuminated by 3.3 million lights, this gorgeous tree holds the Guinness World Record for being the largest floating Christmas tree in the world - 278 feet.
Last Updated on : November 26, 2016